Dubai, United Arab Emirates (Frylooz) – The chief of staff of the Egyptian armed forces, Mohamed Farid, witnessed the line-up and combat readiness of the forces stationed on the western borders of the country with Egypt, the Egyptian military spokesman said Monday.
A spokesman for the Egyptian armed forces said on his official page on Facebook that Farid witnessed “the measures of alignment and combat readiness of the armed forces elements on the western strategic direction, which comes within the framework of the general command plan to follow up the strict measures and measures to protect the country’s borders and national security in all strategic directions by land and sea. And by air, in cooperation with all the major branches and tactical formations of the armed forces, “he added.
The spokesman added: “The Chief of Staff of the Armed Forces heard the measures taken to raise the levels of combat readiness, as well as presenting the decisions of the leaders at all levels and organizing cooperation between all elements of the formation of the strategic process for the ground forces and the main branches of the armed forces in a manner that ensures that all elements of the tasks are implemented accurately and in timing. The specific, as well as a number of leaders and officers discussed the method of carrying out the planned tasks and how to confront the sharp and rapid changes during the conduct of hostilities, “he said.
The military spokesman continued, “The Chief of Staff of the Armed Forces has passed through the elements lined up to check on their readiness and ability to carry out all tasks and stand on the level of technical competence of weapons and equipment,” as he put it.
Egypt had carried out a military maneuver on the Libyan border called “Decisive 2020”, in a move considered a sign of a possible escalation between Cairo and Ankara on the Libyan territories.